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TBT in Medical News

Pollutant TBT Affects Hearing in Marine Mammals

According to the researchers from Yale School of Medicine it is found that chloride ions are critical to hearing in mammals//. Joseph Santos-Sacchi, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Neurobiology and first author of the study said that hearing in marine and other mammals could be affected...
TBT in Biological News

Mussels to determine how much contamination is in the ports

... UPV/EHU team have only managed to analyse a few, amongst which is tributyltin (TBT) metal, used in the past for painting the hulls of vessels. "Today tbt is banned but it is highly durable and it can still be found in waters", stated Dr Etxebarria. Organic substances have also been studied, such as poly...

Persistent man-made chemical pollutants found in deep-sea octopods and squids

...ts, TBT, is an additive used to control growth of organisms and is found in antifouling paints for boats, wood preservatives, and many other products. tbt is an endocrine disrupting compound and has been detected in whales and dolphins. It has been regulated worldwide since the late 1980s, but has been a...

Yale researchers find environmental toxins disruptive to hearing in mammals

...could be affected by environmental toxins, such as tbt (tributyl tin), because they appear to alter the b... animals that have outer hair cells. Additionally, tbt is known to damage the immune and hormonal systems...study on guinea pigs, Santos-Sacchi tested whether tbt or salicylate, which is a chemical that occurs nat...
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